Biterrois: at the Sérignan Museum, art for both children and parents

Every week, Midi Libre offers a place or structure where children are cared for, while parents can enjoy a time of pleasure, rest, escape…

Parents, grandparents! Do you want to quietly enjoy the temporary exhibition presented by the Regional Museum of Contemporary Art (Mrac) in Sérignan, without always having to keep an eye on your child?

One solution: “My holiday at the museum”. The museum organizes 3, 4 and 5 August11.00-13.00 for 5-7 year olds and from 15.00 to 17.00 for 8-12 year olds, a workshop led by the artist Rebecca Konforti.

Children’s workshop on color forms

For two hours (your two hours of “freedom”), the little ones will be immersed, through painting, in the universe of Nathalie Du Pasquier, who is exhibiting at Mrac until September 25. In the workshop specially designed for children, on the first floor, they will work with the shapes of colours.

Participants will discover and use different methods, in the style of Du Pasquier, to generate forms and different tools to create and revisit the relationship between background, shapes, patterns and surfaces. “The involvement of the hand, but also of the whole body, will have its importance in the production of the paintings”, says Rebecca Konforti. Finally, it is by folding, assembling or gluing that budding artists’ works take the final shape of a three-dimensional volume. What happiness…

Personal exhibition of Nathalie Du Pasquier

During this time, parents or grandparents will have the entire museum to themselves. The opportunity to enjoy the first major personal exhibition of the French artist and designer Nathalie Du Pasquier entitled “Campo di Marte”, hosted by the museum, in the large room on the ground floor and first floor. The visual artist presents a hundred works produced between the 1980s and today told as one “silent symphony”as she describes her exhibition.

Mrac de Sérignan offers adults and children alike a dive into Nathalie Du Pasquier’s abstract universe.
Midi Libre – AJ

I try to tell my life by painting in independent blocks composed of works from different periods and techniques. These blocks are what I do today with my story, and the exhibition is therefore presented as a large installation of works made over the last 35 years. There is no chronological order, paintings from different eras are used as raw material to create new works.”

Exhibition at the Makroen in Rome

Presented: oils on canvas, on mounted paper, mounted on walls, on wood; ink on paper; paintings on the walls; installations; wooden or ceramic sculptures; some figurative works from the beginning of the artist, born in Bordeaux in 1957 and living in Milan, Italy, who began his creative life as a fabric designer, “a good school”, she will say; abstract works, especially the latter, composed only of lines, shapes and colors, whether paintings or sculptures. It’s all cheerful, fresh, colorful.

“I am interested in how the works are inscribed in space and in the background of space, it is also mental space. The brain continues to accommodate events that are distant in time and relate them to more recent experiences. The older you get, the more complex this installation can stay and it is an operation without nostalgia […]

His exhibition was presented last year at Macro in Rome, a reference in contemporary art museums, in the Solo/Multi section, devoted to the exploration of new ways of perceiving the exhibition as a medium.

Workshop: €12 per child for three days. By reservation on 04 67 17 88 95. Mrac, 146 avenue de la Plage, in Sérignan. The museum is open Tuesday to Friday at 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. and on weekends at 13.00 to 19.00. Prices: €5, €3 reduced.

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